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 Post subject: Re: L&NWR station in art
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 10:08 pm 
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From the page: "Images and data associated with the works may be reproduced for non-commercial research and private study purposes." Which I take this to be.

Distinctive construction to the five bar gate; could this be unique to the local?

The stone looks to have a distinct reddish hue, which if this is North Western might suggest the Carlisle area.

The obstructing tree has a look of a Cornish elm, if so, then not Carlisle.


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 Post subject: Re: L&NWR station in art
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:15 pm 
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Is it my imagination, or does the engine look like a Coal Tank? If so, it means the date of the painting is later than the suggested 1861-71.


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 Post subject: Re: L&NWR station in art
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:31 am 
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Old railway photographs are regularly claimed to have been taken earlier than they really were, but this seems unusual in the case of paintings. The engine certainly looks like a tank, and it has an all-over cab, so it must have been painted well after 1871.

If the date quoted is because the artist is known to have died in 1871, then the painting must have been retouched by a later hand. To make a 'comical' old engine look more up-to-date, perhaps?


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 Post subject: Re: L&NWR station in art
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:59 am 
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A quick bit of googling gave the dates of the artist, Thomas Thomas, as 1839-1915. If correct, obviously he could - and must have - painted this Webb tank long after 1871; maybe his old-fashioned style of painting has misled the art experts.


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